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11th District Cost of Funds Index
The 11th District Cost of Funds Index (COFI) is a  more...
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2nd Mortgage
A 2nd mortgage is any property loan which is placed  more...
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Acquisition
In a broad sense, an acquisition takes place when one  more...
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Acquisition Cost
Acquisition cost is the pretax amount of money it costs  more...
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Ad Valorem Tax
An ad valorem tax is a tax based on a  more...
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Adjustable Rate Mortgage
An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of mortgage  more...
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Adjustable-Rate Mortgage
An adjustable-rate mortgage (i.e. ARM) is a mortgage on a  more...
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Adverse Remortgage
An adverse remortgage or adverse credit remortgage is a mortgage  more...
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American Association of Individual Investors
American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) is a Chicago-based, investor  more...
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Amortization
Amortization refers to the repayment of a debt in small  more...
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Annual Percentage Rate
An annual percentage rate, often referred to by its acronym  more...
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Annuity
An annuity is an investment related product designed to provide  more...
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Appraisal
An appraisal is a professional evaluation of the current market  more...
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Appraiser
An appraiser is a person educated and trained to set  more...
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APR
APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. APR is a measure  more...
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APY
APY is short for annual percentage yield. The APY  more...
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ARM
An ARM is an acronym standing for adjustable-rate mortgage, a  more...
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Arms Index
Arms Index is a mathematic market meter designed to communicate  more...
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Asset
An asset can include anything that provides economic value to  more...
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Asset-Backed Security
An asset-backed security (ABS) is a bond backed by a  more...
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Auction
An auction is a method of asset sale by competitive  more...
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Auction Market
An auction market is a market wherein buyers and sellers  more...
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Bait and Switch
Bait and switch is a deceptive means of sales where  more...
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Balloon Loan
A balloon loan is any loan that has one final  more...
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Balloon Payment
A balloon payment is the final installment payment for what  more...
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Cash out
The term cash out applies to a type of mortgage  more...
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CDR Counterparty Risk Index
The CDR counterparty risk index is a measure of credit  more...
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CFA
CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst, a professional designation given  more...
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CFP
CFP is short for certified financial planner, which is a  more...
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Chartered Financial Analyst
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is an investment professional who  more...
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Closing Costs
Most generally, closing costs is associated with a cost of  more...
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Closing Price
The closing price of a stock is the price of  more...
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Collateralized Debt Obligations
Collateralized debt obligations (CDO) are a form of an asset-backed  more...
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Commercial Mortgage
A commercial mortgage is a mortgage which is secured by  more...
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Conforming Loan
A conforming loan is a residential mortgage that is eligible  more...
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Conventional Mortgage
A conventional mortgage is a fully amortizing mortgage. The  more...
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Cost of Equity
The cost of equity is the minimum rate of return  more...
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Counterparty Risk
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one  more...
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Credit Default Swap
A credit default swap is a credit derivative. A  more...
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Credit History
Credit history is generally a temporal record of repaying debt.  more...
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CUSIP
CUSIP is an abbreviation for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification  more...
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Debt Security
A debt security is a written agreement to repay a  more...
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Default
Default can be generally defined as a failure of a  more...
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Default Risk
Default risk is the risk born by a creditor that  more...
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Deleveraging
Deleveraging is the unwinding of debt. Companies use leveraging  more...
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Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD), established in  more...
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Depreciation
Depreciation is the reduction in the value of an asset  more...
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Depreciation and Amortization
Depreciation and amortization are accounting transactions that record the loss  more...
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Down Payment
A down payment is the amount paid in advance of  more...
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Equity Line of Credit
Equity line of credit, also known as home equity line  more...
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Equity Loan Rates
Equity loan rates are the interest rates charged on equity  more...
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Equity REIT
An equity REIT is a company which owns a portfolio  more...
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Fair Value
Fair value is a market price that both the buyer  more...
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Fairly Valued
A fairly valued stock is a stock whose perceived value  more...
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Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae, or the Federal National Mortgage Association, is one  more...
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Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) is a public  more...
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Federal Housing Administration
The Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, is an agency of  more...
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Federal National Mortgage Association
The Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, is one  more...
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FHA Loan
An FHA loan is a loan insured by the FHA,  more...
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Fixed-Rate Mortgage
A fixed-rate mortgage, or FRM, has a fixed interest rate  more...
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Form 1098
Form 1098 is an IRS tax form filed by entities  more...
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Ginnie Mae
Ginnie Mae stands for the Government National Mortgage Association.  more...
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High-Ratio Mortgage
A high-ratio mortgage is one with a high LTV, or  more...
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Home Equity
Home equity is the difference between a home's value and  more...
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Home Equity Debt
Home equity debt is a loan that is secured by  more...
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Home Equity Line of Credit
A home equity line of credit is a credit line  more...
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Home Equity Loan
A home equity loan is a broad term for credit  more...
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Home Equity Loan Rate
A home equity loan rate is the interest rate on  more...
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Home Equity Loans
Home equity loans are a type of loan that is  more...
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Home Loan Refinancing
Home loan refinancing is the process of paying off a  more...
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Homeowner's Insurance
Homeowner's insurance is a type of insurance policy that indemnifies  more...
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Income Property
Income property is real estate held as part of an  more...
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Insured Mortgage
An insured mortgage is a mortgage with an insurance policy  more...
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Investment Club
An investment club is a membership organization for investors.  more...
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Investment Newsletter
An investment newsletter is a publication designed to help investors  more...
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Investment Property
Real property owned by an entity for other than its  more...
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Investment Return
Investment return is the change in value of the investment  more...
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Joint Mortgage
A joint mortgage is simply a mortgage with more than  more...
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Judgment Lien
A judgment lien is a court-ordered lien on a debtor's  more...
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Judicial Foreclosure
A judicial foreclosure occurs when a lender involves the courts  more...
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Junior
Junior is a term that signifies that which is younger  more...
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Junior Mortgage
A junior mortgage is a mortgage that is subordinated to  more...
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Just Title
Just title is any title that is free of claims  more...
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Lead Underwriter
The investment banking firm that puts together the syndicate of  more...
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Lease
A lease is a legal contract that transfers the right  more...
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Life Annuity
A life annuity is an annuity that pays out periodic  more...
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Loan-Value Ratio
In real estate finance, the loan-value ratio is simply the  more...
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Median
In statistics, the median is the middle of a distribution  more...
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Mortgage
In law, the word mortgage technically means a pledge of  more...
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Mortgage Banker
A mortgage banker is an individual or organization that lends  more...
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Mortgage Bond
A mortgage bond is a debt obligation secured by a  more...
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Mortgage Broker
A mortgage banker is an individual or organization that acts  more...
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Mortgage Insurance
Mortgage insurance is insurance covering the lender or other holder  more...
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Mortgage Interest Deduction
In US federal taxation, the mortgage interest deduction is a  more...
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Mortgage Life Assurance
Mortgage life assurance is a policy designed to help pay  more...
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Mortgage Life Insurance
Mortgage life insurance is a type of life insurance policy  more...
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Mortgage Rate
The mortgage rate is the rate of interest paid on  more...
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Mortgage Refinance
A mortgage refinance occurs when a borrower pays down an  more...
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Mortgage-Backed Security
A mortgage-backed security (MBS) is a security based upon a  more...
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Multiple Listing Service
A Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, is a regional database  more...
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NAREIT
NAREIT stands for the National Association of Real Estate Investment  more...
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Negative Equity
In real estate, negative equity describes a situation where the  more...
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Piggyback Loan
A piggyback loan is a second mortgage used to add  more...
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PMI
PMI, or Private Mortgage Insurance, is insurance that indemnifies a  more...
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Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal instrument used to  more...
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Predatory Lending
Predatory lending refers to practices used by certain lenders do  more...
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Prepayment Penalty
A prepayment penalty is a type of finance charge paid  more...
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Prime Rate
In the US, the prime rate was historically defined as  more...
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Principal Residence
Principal residence refers to the main home where a person  more...
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Promissory Note
In law, a promissory note is a contract that involves  more...
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Rate Lock
Particularly in residential real estate finance, a rate lock is  more...
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Real Estate
In common law, real estate refers to land and any  more...
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Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent is a person licensed at the  more...
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Real Estate Broker
A real estate broker is a real estate agent that  more...
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Real Estate Limited Partnership
A real estate limited partnership is an investment vehicle for  more...
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Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit
A real estate mortgage investment conduit is a method of  more...
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Realtor
A realtor is a professional real estate agent, property manager,  more...
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Refinance
A refinance refers to the process of paying off an  more...
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Refinancing
Refinancing is the act of restructuring a debt or replacing  more...
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Refinancing Cost
Refinancing cost is the amount of money a borrower will  more...
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REIT
The abbreviation REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust.  more...
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Rent Control
Rent control refers to local ordinances that govern the amount  more...
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Renter's Insurance
Renter's insurance indemnifies a tenant against various losses. Various types  more...
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Residential Mortgage
A residential mortgage is a mortgage loan for residential property,  more...
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Reverse Mortgage
A reverse mortgage is a way for senior citizen homeowners  more...
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Revolving Line of Credit
A revolving line of credit is a type of credit  more...
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Rollover Mortgage
A rollover mortgage, also called a renegotiable rate mortgage, is  more...
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Section 1031
Section 1031 refers to a portion of the U.S. tax  more...
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Subprime Loan
A subprime loan is a loan given to a borrower  more...
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Toxic Asset
A toxic asset is any asset that has a current  more...
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Underwater
In finance the term underwater can have two distinct meanings.  more...
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Zone
A zone is a region classified by government law (usually  more...
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Zoning
Zoning is a method by which a government (usually a  more...
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